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hack

1. a recognized style of horse and not a breed. Not to be confused with Hackney, the breed of harness horses. Mostly Thoroughbreds, sometimes with some Arab or Quarter horse blood. Any color, usually 14.2 to 15.2 hands high, may be lightweight or heavyweight.
2. to go for a ride.
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Amid all the wayward drives, hacking around in the gorse and missed putts, something was stirring with Tiger Woods at Whistling Straits.
Thoroughbreds can be retrained to perform any equine discipline imaginable, from polo to dressage to exotica such as horseball, as well as simply hacking around the countryside.
If connections want a racehorse for next season, they should avoid Cheltenham; hacking around ploughed fields beating inferior opposition will not prepare him for the test of speed and jumping that awaits him in the Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle.
It was ultimately bad news - he died about three years ago - but it seemed like all good news before that, as on his retirement he went to live with Stuart and thence to a friend of hers, where he enjoyed an active time of it hacking around the countryside.
I've had him about six weeks, and he must have enjoyed the change of scenery and hacking around the roads," said his new handler.
Kissair goes by the name of Rabbit now - ``someone said he looked like Peter Rabbit and the name stuck'' - and does a fair amount of crosscountry, a spot of showjumping at small shows and plenty of hacking around, occasionally regressing to the fizzier days of his youth - ''he loves going fast, sometimes he's 14 going on 3''.
He's so good when just hacking around - anyone could ride him, by and large he's bombproof.
Shoemark says: "He's not competing any more, but he's fine for hacking around the place.
He had a week off after winning the Arkle at Leopardstown and has just been hacking around the place since.